When updating your bedroom, you naturally want assurance that you are buying the best-quality mattress. Read on for a look at mattress tags and how they can help you be confident of your mattress’ origins.
Checking the Tag
When shopping for a new mattress, your first action should be to check the mattress’s tag. This log tag provides important information about when and where the mattress was manufactured. It also includes safety information to protect you from injury. Under the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, every mattress is required to have a permanent label with the city, state, month, and year of production. If your mattress or mattress pad was treated with a chemical flame retardant, the tag is also required to detail precautions for avoiding dangerous chemicals.
Log Tag Information
One of the main purposes of a log tag is to protect you and your loved ones from exposing your mattress to harmful chemicals. Certain chemicals may reduce your mattress’s flame-resistant properties and put you at risk. A log tag also serves as a birth certificate for a mattress, detailing the mattress’ manufacturing date and location so there is no dispute when you’re ready to purchase a new bed. Log tags may also describe the filling material of your mattress or pillows.
Competitors’ Tag Policies
Competing mattress companies may remove the mattress tag for various reasons. If a mattress’ tag is missing, it could indicate that you are buying a previously used, stolen or poorly manufactured bed. Some companies may also remove mattress tags as an attempt to sell lesser-quality mattresses under brand names. While Missouri has tagging laws for products such as mattresses, bed pillows, and cushions, the state law does not require registration of the product’s label.
Next time you’re in Mattress Direct, ask to look at the log tags of our affordable and high-quality mattresses. For more information, call us today at (314) 549-8496.